Friday, October 24, 2008

Let's look at more of my stuff

When we last left off, we were looking at all my lamps. Since the weather is getting older, I thought I would show you my collection of winter coats today. This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart, because I really want to new winter coat this year.

Let's start with this little gem...
This coat is awesome. AWESOME! It is a corduroy coat from the 1950's. I purchased it for $60 from an antique store. Unfortunately, I ended up ruining this lovely piece of history. I left some skittles in the pocket, and they melted. Oops. Then I ripped the pocket. Double oops.

After ruining my awesome corduroy coat, I went to Macy's and purchased this...

I loved this coat in the store, but I hated it at home. You see, the coat is black and I have 2 dogs and 4 cats. This translates into a furry, furry coat. So frustrating. I was constantly covered in dog and cat hair.

After much complaining, John decided to buy me another winter coat for Christmas that year...

I love this coat. LOVE IT. It is beautiful. And it is made from mohair. I have a slight obsession with mohair. Isn't it fabulous? However, it is a little fancy to wear with everyday clothes. So, I decided that I needed another coat to wear with my sloppy clothes (jeans and a t-shirt). Since John did such a great job with the mohair coat, I sent him out to buy me another coat the following Christmas.

Unfortunately, he didn't do a very good job the second time around...
I hate this coat. HATE IT. Why would he buy me this ugly rag? Of course, I told him that I loved the coat (I didn't want to hurt his feelings). I even wore it a few times to make him believe that I actually liked it. However, this experience taught me a valuable lesson - do not let your husband pick out a coat with no guidelines. When he purchased the mohair coat, I specifically told him that I wanted a grey pea coat.

So, I need a new winter coat. I think I will be heading over to Macy's this afternoon. I have a gift certificate that is burning a hole in my pocket.

20 comments:

Mama Kalila said...

I like the mohair one... Did I spell that right? LOL I only have one coat that I really like honestly... and it's dressy too. Is leather, suede... dark brown & of course most of my clothes are black lol. But it's gorgeous & was on sale.

Midwest Mommy said...

Um, ok, yea! That last coat...not liking so much.
I do like the mohair one. I know what you mean about a casual coat. I feel like all my coats are too dressy and look stupid with gym shoes. I have two kids...when am I not in gym shoes :-)

Jiff said...

I actually like the last one...but not sure it would look good on anyone. lol.

I get the fleece jackets in a couple sizes too big. I am a layers person because I tend to have a weird body thermostat. I get hot, then cold, then hot.. lol

And we moved all animals outside so now there is minimal dog hair. I miss my collie, but it's nice that I don't have to sweep, mop, and vacuum everyday ... and I don't have to buy stock in lint roller brushes.

dani said...

i'm a peacoat girl, too, christy:) i wear mine with everything but my dress clothes!!!
happy shopping:D
love,
dani

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Danielle said...

hee hee. I have been working on a winter coat post too! That last one is ugly- but don't tell your hubs I said that.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

You are a very nice person. I would have returned the coat I hated immediately. Maybe you can sell it on Ebay? And I LOVE Your grey coat. And I would wear it with "sloppy clothes." Coats are by far one of my favorite items of clothing and I have several nice ones that I wear with everything. But hey - it's a good excuse to buy another coat...

Catizhere said...

I love love love the grey mohair.

I recently received a gorgeous new scarf & I'll need a new coat to go with it....heehee.
I want to get a new plaid pea-coat.

Jenn said...

I have been watching the Macy's commercials on Tv and wish I could go back I loved that store !

The grey coat is lovely, I need one this year too!

amanda said...

love the gray mohair!! simply awesome.

but poor hubby struck out hard on coat number two :( but he still gets an 'a' for effort :)

hoping you have much luck at macys!!

Jeninacide said...

I have a coat obsession! I have SO MANY COATS! Most of them are fancy and fabulous- and I wear them with everything- even sweats. I JUST LOVE COATS!

Cristina Mathers said...

i swear my dad had that same jacket (the first one) and i sold it to a thrift store! did you get it in california?????

Marni's Organized Mess said...

I always love coats on the rack but never on. lol

Eva said...

That's quite a collection! I need a coat too. I want a black corduroy one but it would always show fur.

Dana said...

i need a new coat too... I love J.Crew coats - a lil expensive but they last long and wear well!

Mama Smurf said...

LOL! I have a coat "thing" too. But, don't hate me, I actually like that last one. That's something I would buy....and I have one very similar. =D

Maybe I'll do a "coat post" too.

Tabitha said...

You are a woman after my own heart!
I have way too many coats (and shoes too!!)
love and hugs XXXXXXX

Z's Mom said...

As long as it isn't Skittles burning a hole in your pocket you'll be okay....have fun shopping!

Amanda said...

Good Luck!! Enjoy that shopping spree ~ i hope you get the jacket that you like!
I live in my Regatta rain coat all winter:)

Rachel said...

I think they are all good for different occasions. I love my puffy down long coat that I am never cold when I wear it. But I am sure you will find something adorable at Macy's.